In present times navel piercing is most common among women, especially among the younger lot.
Navel Piercing also known as belly button piercing is considered the sexiest piercing of all and looks very sensual on a well-toned stomach. This type of piercing gained popularity in the early 1990s when celebrities began displaying their navel rings at fashion shows and on television.
Navel rings and pendants are fashion accessories primarily worn by women. The traditional practice is to pierce the upper rim of the belly button, but some people prefer the lower rim or the center of an outie navel. Choosing the right type depends on the skin’s sensitivity to certain metals and personal preference.
Upper Vertical Navel Piercing
It is the most common form of Navel piercing. It is where the piercing is placed through the upper ridge or rim of the belly button through to the interior of the navel.
Vertical Inverse Navel Piercing
It is the opposite of the vertical upper navel piercing. It is a piercing placed on the bottom ridge of the navel and goes through the bottom rim to the interior of the navel. When both the above piercings are performed it is called a Double Navel Piercing.
True Navel Piercing
This is performed on people with outie belly buttons that is when the umbilical scar tissue is protruding from the navel. This is the only type of belly button piercing where the actual navel which is the small nub of scar tissue is pierced.
Horizontal Navel Piercing
It is usually a form of surface piercing and does not involve passing through the rim into the navel. It is instead a piercing that passes horizontally above or below the navel instead of going through its ridge.
Multi Navel Piercings
This involves piercing the rim several times. It can be a combination of two or more of the above types of piercings. One type of multiple navel piercing is the navel industrial, in which a solid or flexible barbell passes through two piercings. Try and give a reasonable gap between each piecing in case of multiple piercings.